From Geoffrey Norman’s sparkling piece Grant Takes Charge in the current edition of The Weekly Standard.
“The American press is a shame and a reproach to a civilized people. When a man is too lazy to work and too cowardly to steal, he becomes an editor and manufactures public opinion.”
– William Tecumseh Sherman to his brother, Senator John Sherman, about a newspaper report that Grant “ought to be court-martialed and shot” for the carnage (25,000 casualties counting both sides) at the Battle of Shiloh
But oddly relevant.
Well that’s not entirely fair; the media always apologizes and promises to do better next time.
Right. And they do it from Aspen.